Lower disk space after each update

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  1. Posts : 8
    windows 10
       #1

    Lower disk space after each update


    Hi!

    I have a five year old Lenovo Z560 laptop. After my last windows 10 update( 2 days ago), the driver's disk space on which windows is installed suddenly dropped to 400 MB.
    I tried to clean up system files but simply after running disk cleanup the checkbox does not appears.
    If anyone could help, I would really appreciate?

    Best regards,
    Peter
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,909
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, I don't know how much free space you had before that, or anything about your disk.

    Was the Windows update KB3176934?

    You can see what's taking up disk space if you download and run e.g. Windirstat (free). That will help you to quickly identify large files on your system.

    You could as a matter of course download and run ccleaner (very widely used and safe) - just use it as it comes without changing settings.

    Could you provide a screenshot of the dialogue in which the checkbox does not appear?

    Thanks!
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,286
    windows 10
       #3

    When you did disk clean did you after the scan then tick system files at the bottom left as that rescans and will remove windows.old which could be15 gig
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  4. Superfly's Avatar
    Posts : 3,372
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    Yup, check the Windows Update cache C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download - if you do not want to uninstall updates just delete that folder - Windows will rebuild it

    ... and to clean WinSxS of superceded updates run:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
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  5. Posts : 8
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi dalchina!

    Thank you for your advice, Windirstat works pretty well. I located also that Abode Premiere Pro consumes a lot of disk space, because it saves every media file as a cache file. I deleted them, so now I have 6 GB more. But recently I did not use this program.
    The last update of mine is KB3115433.
    I have ccleaner installed for a long time, and I use it frequently, but that one did not seem to help.
    Here is that screenshot of the dialogue you asked for:
    Lower disk space after each update-disk.png
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  6. Posts : 8
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    dalchina said:
    Hi, I don't know how much free space you had before that, or anything about your disk.

    Was the Windows update KB3176934?

    You can see what's taking up disk space if you download and run e.g. Windirstat (free). That will help you to quickly identify large files on your system.

    You could as a matter of course download and run ccleaner (very widely used and safe) - just use it as it comes without changing settings.

    Could you provide a screenshot of the dialogue in which the checkbox does not appear?

    Thanks!
    Hi dalchina!

    Thank you for your advice, Windirstat works pretty well. I located also that Abode Premiere Pro consumes a lot of disk space, because it saves every media file as a cache file. I deleted them, so now I have 6 GB more. But recently I did not use this program.
    The last update of mine is KB3115433.
    I have ccleaner installed for a long time, and I use it frequently, but that one did not seem to help.
    Here is that screenshot of the dialogue you asked for:
    Lower disk space after each update-disk.png
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 8
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Samuria said:
    When you did disk clean did you after the scan then tick system files at the bottom left as that rescans and will remove windows.old which could be15 gig
    Yes I did it like, but I do not have that windows.old folder anymore, since it has been removed when updated from windows 7 to windows 10.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,909
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    Hi, KB3115433 = a Onedrive update about 26/7/16 on.

    Do you believe you've had an update after that? (ref. your 1st post).

    Clearly 7.49Mb (your screenshot) is insignificant.

    How big is your disk, how much free space do you have, and do you have any other disks in your laptop? (Most probably not.. as it's an older laptop, but I'd better ask...)

    ..and if you press the Windows key + R and type winver, what version number(s) do you see?
    (Why am I asking.. you need about 8-10Gb spare + maybe 20Gb for Windows.old to upgrade a build)
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  9. Posts : 8
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hi, the last update was today with KB3115455 code, but it was unsuccesfull.
    I got the following version: Version 1511 ( OS Build 10586.545)
    And I got the following disk spaces:
    Lower disk space after each update-disk1.png
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,909
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #10

    Ok, your C: is really too small. I keep as much of my personal data off C: as I can.. I don't use Documents, Photos, Videos etc on C:. My C: is 76Gb (which is small) but I have 35Gb free. (And I could enlarge it from the other partition on the same drive if necessary).

    If you have personal data on there, that could easily grow too, never mind working space for installed programs.

    You don't have enough free space for a Windows upgrade. You're on 1511- the old build.

    So you need to expand C:
    If on your disk, C & D are adjacent partitions, you can take space from D:.
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